Found January 19, 2012 on
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John Tortorella couldn't have been happier with what he saw from his team in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden. And although the coach wouldn't agree to admit that the New York Rangers are "close" to a Stanley Cup, he still has a lot of pride in his club for their ability to bounce-back from failure.
Another ability Torts must be appreciative of is the way the Blueshirts have been able to string together wins this season, and that will be exactly their goal when hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins this evening. There are only three games remaining before the All-Star break, and winning all three would put New York in a very comfortable position going into the hiatus.
They key to Tuesday's win was how each player, each line, and each unit contributed equally on each and every shift. As of late we've only seen one to two lines creating offense each night, but that was quickly fixed after the disaster in Montreal over...
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Sorry for the overload on videos today, but here's a clip of the widely talked about brief meeting with the press that team owner James Dolan did following last night's 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators. In his quick speech, Dolan talked about the New York Rangers being "close" to Stanley Cup contenders, to which head coach John Tortorella clearly voiced his...
via Katie Strang of ESPN New York, Rangers owner James Dolan upstaged coach John Tortorella at his post-game press conference, making a rare appearance in front of the media.
Dolan, who seemed giddy following the Rangers’ 3-0 win over the streaking Predators, said he feels the Rangers are “pretty close” to winning the Stanley Cup.
After Dolan dismissed himself following two...
… as you can see, Torts is very disappointed about the loss to Pittsburgh. It also seems the writers are on par with the bloggers asking about Marc Staal and why he is getting so many minutes so soon. He just does not look good and has a TON of rust.
Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien and Rangers' bench boss John Tortorella have been named as coaches for the upcoming NHL All-Star Game.Julien and the rest of the Boston Bruins assistant coaching staff will handle the coaching duties for Zdeno Chara's team. Julien and his staff were bestowed the honor for leading the Bruins to last year's Stanley Cup title.John Tortorella...
… I can’t say it enough, Torts is doing a phenomenal coaching job with the Blueshirts. There 62 points are a HUGE reflection on his coaching. Henrik helped guide the Rangers to this victory with yet another shut out. Nashville is a VERY good team so to get a 3-0 shutout victory shows the NHL [...]
After last night's 3-0 win against the Predators, Rangers team owner James Dolan surprised everyone by speaking to the media for the first time since 2003 and said this (via Andrew Gross)..."This is very spur of the moment," Mr. Dolan said. "We were just in the coach's office. I'll answer the questions - chill (this was to Tortorella, who was prodding Mr...
Some weird happenings after the game …
First, because somebody asked, Dan Girardi got the hat.
Then Jim Dolan—who hadn’t spoken to the hockey writers in probably five or six years—walked into the press conference with John Tortorella, and talked about the direction of the team, and when he started talking about the Stanley Cup, Tortorella stopped him … and after Dolan...
Coach John Tortorella may find it absurd to discuss a championship 44 games into a season, as owner James Dolan did following the Rangers’ 3-0 win over Nashville on Tuesday, but Tortorella isn’t angry Dolan said he thinks the team is “pretty close” to capturing its first Stanley Cup...
Was busy at post-practice today, working on Ryan Callahan story for the weekend.
But did have time to get Brad Richards’ angry reaction to that pile of carcillo Matt Cooke’s slew foot, and John Tortorella talking about Boston tomorrow.
Richards missed practice with a neck that “locked up” after the game, but said he had no symptoms of a concussion (he missed 10 games...
NHL officials have always taken their fair share of grief. But lately, ever since some questionable calls in the Winter Classic drew the ire of Rangers head coach John Tortorella, controversy has reigned supreme in the NHL, especially when it comes to disallowed goals.
No officiating system will ever be perfect, regardless of sport. But what if some calls recently are less about...
Rangers coach John Tortorella may think it is far too early for owner James Dolan to discuss a championship, as the latter did following the Rangers 3-0 win on Tuesday that put them at an NHL-best 29-11-4, but The Post has learned that Dolan called Tortorella Wednesday morning and they...
After yesterday's practice, John Tortorella talked the state of health on his defense corps, plans for when Michael Sauer and Steve Eminger are healthy enough to return to the lineup, Carl Hagelin's play, and what Ryan Callahan's true value to the Rangers is...
For the players thoughts on the Penguins, injuries and more, click the "Read More" tab below. ...
Bizarre night topped by Jim Dolan, all smiles and giggles, popping into John Tortorella’s press conference. I think what happened is that Dolan was in Tortorella’s office and the coach asked him if he wanted to do the press conference instead of Torts. And Dolan took the dare and went down the hall and into the room with him, and when he saw the shock of the reporters he decided...
Boston's Claude Julien, New York Rangers' John Tortorella and San Jose's Todd McLellan will be the head coaches for the 2012 NHL All-Star Game.
Had some technical difficulties with my story, and with my recorder.
So all I’ve got in the way of post-game audio is a short Dan Girardi/Henrik Lundqvist interview and the John Tortorella presser.
Dan Girardi/Henrik Lundqvist: